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Blagoevgrad 09

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A: Blagoevgrad 01

by George Atanasov, 60 meters away

Blagoevgrad 01

B: American University in Bulgaria

by George Atanasov, 60 meters away

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C: AUBG Main Building Entrance

by American University in Bulgaria, 70 meters away

 The AUBG Main building has been used since the foundation of the University in 1991. To this day it ...

AUBG Main Building Entrance

D: Blagoevgrad 13

by George Atanasov, 100 meters away

Blagoevgrad 13

E: AUBG Main Building Lobby

by American University in Bulgaria, 120 meters away

Welcometo the most important building of our University! The AUBG Main Building is located in the hea...

AUBG Main Building Lobby

F: Blagoevgrad Central Park

by American University in Bulgaria, 150 meters away

Enjoy a 10-min stroll from the Main academic building of AUBG to the campus through Blagoevgrad's cen...

Blagoevgrad Central Park

G: Blagoevgrad 06

by George Atanasov, 390 meters away

Blagoevgrad 06

H: AUBG Campus Entrance

by American University in Bulgaria, 690 meters away

The American University in Bulgaria sign welcomes you to the beautiful Skaptopara campus of our unive...

AUBG Campus Entrance

I: AUBG Skaptopara Three Residence Hall - Main Lobby

by American University in Bulgaria, 760 meters away

Welcome to the Skaptopara 3 Residence Hall! The main lobbies are a nice place for students to meet an...

AUBG Skaptopara Three Residence Hall - Main Lobby

J: AUBG Skaptopara Three Residence Hall - 5th Floor

by American University in Bulgaria, 770 meters away

This is how a typical Skapto III lobby looks like. Students can relax, watch TV or play games in the ...

AUBG Skaptopara Three Residence Hall - 5th Floor

This panorama was taken in Bulgaria, Europe

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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